Extension Connector Newsletter - April 2014
The Clay County Extension Homemakers is an organized group of individuals consisting of 7 local clubs that include over 88 active members. Each club meets on a regular basis, providing group activities and volunteer opportunities for its members.
The Owen County Chamber of Commerce and Purdue Extension - Owen County firmly believes in the value of supporting our local businesses. In order to raise awareness and encourage others in our community to shop local first, we are planning the second annual "Showcase Owen County 2015" event at the Owen County Fairgrounds on April 25, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Today more than 60 percent of new jobs are derived from existing companies in our communities, and research shows that in some communities that figure is as high as 80 percent.
Economic development corporations are vital to community success, and that is a fact I cannot deny, but I also must state that not enough emphasis is placed on assisting existing companies, particularly Tier 2 companies, to help them grow.